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Colac keen on ex-Cat and Blue

Darcy Lang in action for Carlton in 2019. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

COLAC could be about to receive in its quest to go one better than 2019 with the club in talks as a potential post-AFL home for former junior Darcy Lang.

The Tigers are keen on Lang, who played 64 matches during stints at Geelong and Carlton, to return to Central Reserve, but president Matt Gibson says they will have competition for his signature.

“We’ve spoken with Darcy, and he’s got a few options on the table,” Gibson told St Albans’ Ins & Outs program.

“But, he knows he’s always welcome home.”

Drafted by the Cats with their first pick (no.16 overall) in the 2013 National Draft from the Geelong Falcons, Lang struggled for consistency at Kardinia Park.

He played 20 of 21 home-and-away matches as Geelong missed the finals in 2015, earning a Rising Star nomination but only played 23 of a possible 49 over the next two years.

Lang was traded to Carlton at the end of 2017, appearing 20 times in three seasons, but only once in 2020, before being delisted.

Gibson also confirmed veteran forward Jake McGuane will join big man Lochie Veale in extending his career into 2021.